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Sunday
Jan152012

Blog favourites of late

Saturday
Jan142012

Design Crew

Got a problem? Need some help? Just standing there shaking your head? Don't know what to do? You're not alone. Send us a link to photos of your design quandary and let the Desire to Inspire design crew help you .... that's you lot ... the readers! First problem this year comes from Katie.

I was hoping to get your help with this odd feature of my new studio apartment - a raised, enclosed platform with sliding french doors that houses (literally) just a full-size bed and a small night table. I'm attaching pictures of the studio's layout and what this "box" (as we call it) looks like. How can I make this thing less of a giant eyesore? I was thinking about refinishing the hardware on the doors, hanging curtains somehow - either around the doors or as a canopy (thoughts?) - and installing some sort of better lighting. It's bigger than a sleeping nook, but smaller than a bedroom. Help! [previous owner's photos - the box is now a lighter dove gray/purple; doors are still white]

Friday
Jan132012

A quickie

To end off the work week, I thought I'd share this London bachelor pad designed by Tricia Douglas. Love the neutral palette and masculine vibe.
Gotta jet - have a house to design (and  a sh*tload of snow to shovel)!

Friday
Jan132012

Reader's home - Marija's bright abode

Marija sent me some photos the other day, for either a 'reader's home' or 'pets on furniture' post. I knew immediately that I couldn't just use her pet photos as her home in Vilnius, Lithuania is fabulous with bold punches of colour. Perfect for a gloomy, cold and snowstorm-y Friday. (photos by Anna Stanevičienė and Stanislovas Kairys)

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Friday
Jan132012

Weekender real estate stalking

I have a recurring dream where I pack up a box of fab deli foods and wine, just a change or two of clothes (don't forget the swimmers) and hit the road down south to my weekender. Sometimes it will just be me. Sometimes my friends are coming too. It is such a lovely dream that I often don't want to wake up. I think I will incorporate these two houses into my dreams for a while. Both in the hinterland behind Byron Bay. One is serene and the other a bit zany but both would be a wonderful escape from the Monday to Friday grind. No money in the bank for either of these. (The prices are extreme. This is a very popular bolt hole for the well heeled.) Maybe we could pitch in and do time share. Links for the houses here and here while they last.

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